Background - Practices (Details)

Due Diligence/Mergers & Acquisitions


Crowell & Moring offers a rare combination of experienced transactional lawyers, government contracts lawyers, and regulatory lawyers in a single law firm. This distinctive teaming of skills and experience allows us to effectively and efficiently offer our government contracts clients a comprehensive approach to M&A representation. We offer one-stop, full service representation for all aspects of these transactions, including corporate, government contracts, international regulatory due diligence and analysis, structuring assistance, drafting and negotiating of relevant transaction documents, assistance in obtaining governmental approvals and clearances, and post-transaction integration assistance. 

As a law firm, we believe we have an unmatched appreciation and understanding of the unique regulatory and business issues that confront government contractors. Crowell has all of the supporting knowledge necessary to effectively represent clients in M&A and other corporate transactions. We efficiently structure our representation with a strong team of subject matter experts to address the complex web of government regulations and approvals as well any other legal issues.

We have the resources and experience to handle transactions of all sizes. We are committed to a strategic partnership approach to meet clients' objectives and needs first and routinely partner with other outside advisors.


  • Audits and investigations
  • Assignment and novation
  • Bonds and guarantees
  • Cost and pricing issues
  • Classified information
  • Cybersecurity and information safeguarding
  • Data rights
  • Foreign investment/CFIUS
  • GSA schedule compliance
  • Intellectual property
  • Inverted domestic rules
  • Organizational conflicts of interest
  • Responsibility and performance
  • Security clearance issues
  • Service Contract Act
  • Small business matters
  • Supply chain


Recent representative transactions include:

  • Madison Dearborn Partners and CoVant Management, in the acquisition of LinQuest Corp., a space technology solutions provider for the U.S. federal government.  We handled government contracts matters throughout due diligence and negotiation of the transaction. 
  • Valiant, in its $135M acquisition of Cubic Global Defense Services, Inc., Valiant’s largest acquisition to date, adding 3,500 employees operating in 10 countries and thereby expanding Valiant’s employee count to more than 5,000 in more than 30 states and 20 countries.  C&M was responsible for diligence and transaction advice in the following areas: government contracts, labor and employment/benefits, cybersecurity/privacy, export controls, and national security. 
  • Perspecta, in its diligence and deal negotiation during its separation of the US Public Sector business from DXC and in its planned combination with Vencore, Inc. and KeyPoint Government Solutions.  
  • Abt Associates, in connection with its acquisition of Stratus Consulting, Inc.
  • Accenture Federal Services, in connection with its acquisition of Agilex Technologies.
  • Audax Group, in connection with its acquisition of Luminator Technology Group LLC.
  • Avaya Inc., in connection with its spin-off of Avaya Government Solutions, its information technology professional services business, to Camber Corporation.
  • BAE Systems Inc., in connection with over 50 M&A transactions, including its acquisition of the intelligence subsidiaries of L-1 Identity Solutions.
  • Creative Computing Solutions, Inc., in connection with its sale to Information Innovators, Inc.
  • Health Net Inc., in connection with its sale of its Medicare PDP business to CVS Caremark, and an acquisition of assets from Humana relating to the performance of certain HERO Program contracts.
  • HP Company, in connection with government contracts matters relating to separation and formation of two companies – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (focusing on enterprise services and solutions) and HP Inc. (focusing on printing and personal systems businesses).
  • Kaman Corporation, in various M&A transactions, including its acquisition of Minarik Corporation, Vermont Composites Inc. and Zeller Corporation and its subsidiaries.
  • Madison Dearborn and CoVant, in connection with its acquisition of LGS Innovations LLC from Alcatel-Lucent.
  • Open Text Corporation, in various M&A transactions in the U.S. and Europe, including its acquisition of Global 360 Holding Corporation and its affiliates.
  • PA Consulting Group, in the sale of its U.S.-based government contracting and international development consulting business practice.
  • Saab AB, in connection with several significant M&A transactions, including its publicly-announced acquisition of Sensis Corporation and its joint venture with DigitalGlobe, Inc.
  • The SI Corporation (now known as Vencore), in connection with its acquisition of QinetiQ North America, Inc.